news May 13, 2024

NEW! Amin In a Minute Video: Ashley Rovner-Watson Discusses Mickey Mouse and the Public Domain

Can you go to Disney World without a lot of planning in advance? Sure, you can. Can you promote your products using creative works no longer protected by copyright (i.e., in the public domain), like the first iteration of Mickey Mouse…? Yes, indeed.

But Ashley Rovner-Watson, Esq. advises this in our latest Amin In a Minute video: Know Before You Go. Replicating something in the public domain can get complicated, especially when a copyright has expired, but a trademark is still valid. When using third party intellectual property, much like opting for a spontaneous vacation, learning what’s out of your reach and how to maximize what’s within it will serve you well.